Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Pinot Noir
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- Finding pinot noir at this sort of price isn't always easy, but found one we have in this medium-bodied, fruity number from Pemberton. Dark cherries are front and centre on the nose accompanied by hints of soft spices, earthy savouriness and rose-like florals. The palate is elegant and darkly fruited, with super-fine, approachable tannins, a bright zip of acidity, and some tautness to the length that promises cellaring potential for five to seven years. Time to roast that duck! 100
Appearance: Medium red.
Nose: Complex aromas of cherries, strawberry and subtle spicy oak.
Palate: Layers of dark berry fruit on the palate with some spice supported by fine tannins. A medium bodied dry red Pinot Noir.
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says:“
Excellent hue and depth to the colour; a pinot with its whole life in front of it, with its storehouse of red and black cherry fruit balanced and integrated French oak, and perfectly weighted tannins. Will steadily gain complexity over the next seven-plus years.
Best Drinking: 2020James Hallidays Top Cellaring Selections of 201395
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says:“
Very good colour, verging on ruby; the bouquet is highly aromatic and strongly varietal, its promise fulfilled on the palate. Here there is a mix of cherry, plum and spice set in a savoury, forest floor spectrum; thanks to the depth of the primary fruit, these characters simply add to the appeal of the wine.
Best Drinking: 201717 July94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:“
Clear crimson; another chapter opens with a WA pinot noir showing clear-cut varietal character, albeit in a region identified long ago by Bill Pannell; retains spicy, savoury notes despite substantial alcohol; very interesting wine, with a long, satisfying finish; 100 dozen made.
Best Drinking: 201694
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says:“
Fragrant and highly scented bouquet of sour cherry, violets and cinnamon. The palate is soft and generous for its medium body, while the firmish tannins and slightly stalky characters hold it firm through a solid structural core. Sweet fruit in the middle finishes dry.89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says:“
Clear and bright colour; while relatively light-bodied, has very good varietal fruit expression in a red and black cherry range; subtle oak and superfine tannins.Australian Wine Companion 2010 200991
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says:“
A more complete pinot than the previous vintage. Ripe dark cherry and earthy berry notes on the nose with deep forest floor influences. The palate has a supple velvety texture but there is some central power from the fine tannins and well weight oak. Nice wine.Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 200987
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:“
Strong purple-red, bright and clear; powerful black cherry and plum; quite firm finish; needs and will repay cellaring. Great value.Australian Wine Companion 2007 200690
Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powell (2005 Vintage) says:“
Delicacy is the keynote with all Bellarmine wines and this is a fine, fragrant style of remarkably deep colour and slightly grippy tannin. The aromas are very appealing: sweet ripe cherry - and it seems to have some beaujolais-like carbonic maceration character. A good wine that could be even better in a year or so. Try beef carpaccio here.Good Australian Wine Guide 2007 200688
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says:“
Holding hue very well, still bright red-purple; fresh red cherry and plum; silky tannins add to the structure; good acidity suggests a fairly low pH.Australian Wine Companion 2008 200792
Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powell (2004 Vintage) says:“
The colour is paler than the '05 while the bouquet is meaty, gamey, perhaps slightly reductive, with fragrant berry-jam and confectionery aromas. It's a lighter-weighted wine, delicate and almost ethereal, sweetly plummy with some oak flavour, finishing with firm tannin. It's best with food, such as parmesan cheese.Good Australian Wine Guide 2007 200689